PM Abbasi approves protection bunkers for civilian population on LoC

07:26 PM | 10 Nov, 2017
PM Abbasi approves protection bunkers for civilian population on LoC
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris for their just struggle.

He announced enhancement in financial assistance to the families of shuhada and injured and approved funds for development of community protection bunkers for safety of civilian population.

PM Abbasi and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the LoC in Chirikot sector, according to the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). PM Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) was also present on the occasion.

While interacting with families of martyrs and injured due to Indian shelling, PM announced enhancement in financial assistance to the families, and also condemned Indian unprofessional approach of targeting innocent civilians.

On the occasion, Gen Qamar directed immediate evacuation of teenage girl to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM) for artificial limb as she had lost her leg due to Indian shelling.

Earlier, he was briefed by general officer commanding on situation along LoC, Indian ceasefire violations (CFVs) targeting civilians and befitting professional response by Pakistan Army.

PM Abbasi also interacted with troops and acknowledged and appreciated contributions and sacrifices of army in defending the motherland and protecting the people of Azad Kashmir.

“No other army of the world is parallel to Pakistan Army,” he said. “Restoration of peace against terrorism despite our commitments against perpetual threat from eastern border is a milestone achievement and together we shall take it towards enduring peace and stability.”

In 2017 to date, Indian forces have carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along LoC and the Working Boundary, killing at least 43 civilians and injuring 153 others.